2022 Anniversary Event










50th Anniversary Celebration: Held Saturday, October 22

Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the school enjoyed a morning of discussions on timely topics. Campus and school tours were offered in addition to behind-the-scenes views of some iconic Hoosier locations. The day concluded with an hors d’oeuvre reception.

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50th Anniversary Celebration: Explore our schedule and breakout sessions

All at the O'Neill Graduate Center:

  • Check in at the First Floor Commons
  • Enjoy coffee at the Second Floor Commons

Students will be available to provide tours of the school. 

Breakout 1: PV274

Health Equity: Challenges & Opportunities, Three Perspectives

Attend via Zoom


  • Amy Mack, MPA-MSES’93, CEO, Institute for Functional Medicine


  • Ben Kern, MSHM’20, Manager of Operations, Beacon Health System
  • Kosali Simon, Distinguished Professor, Paul O’Neill Chair, Herman Wells Professor, Associate Vice Provost for Health Sciences
  • Carol Weiss-Kennedy, Director of Community Health (retired), IU Health Bloomington 

Breakout 2: PV167

Echoes of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Perspectives on Immediate and Global Impacts

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  • Eric Boyle, MPA-MA’99, Senior Vice President, ICF


Breakout 3: PV167

Towards a Just and Sustainable Future

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  • Jack Bobo, MSES’96, Director of Global Food and Water Policy, External Affairs, The Nature Conservancy


Breakout 4: PV274

Leading Police Legitimacy into the Future

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  • Duane Ingram, BSPA’06, Vice President of Community Affairs, RISE INDY
  • Kevin Jowitt, MS, Criminal Justice & Public Safety’12, Chief of Police (retired), City of Noblesville
  • Jill Lees, MPA’22, Division Chief of Police, IUPD-Bloomington
  • Sean Nicholson-Crotty, Professor; Director, Graduate Mentoring Center

Gillette Terrace—the second floor patio between the O'Neill School and Kelley's Hodge Hall

Lunch with guest speaker J T. Forbes, BA’90, MPA’96, president and CEO of the IU Foundation

Reminisce with friends old and new over a pint of Upland beer. This newly renovated pub in the IMU is open for the O’Neill community all afternoon for you to come and go.

Take a walking tour of campus with John Summerlot or go behind the scenes at the IU Auditorium.

Tour Memorial Stadium or the Research and Teaching Preserve’s field lab at Griffy Woods.

Students will be available to provide tours of the O’Neill School.

At the Showalter House, IU Foundation.

50 years at O'Neill